US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia law enforcement
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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died of natural causes in his sleep a little more than one week ago and his passing is already affecting law enforcement rulings.

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United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s was often a tie-breaking vote and many times seen as “pro-law enforcement” in his decisions. On the first day the court is hearing oral arguments without the long time justice, it appeared that a case that could immediately impact how law enforcement stops and searches suspects could be split down the middle.

The court’s liberal and conservative members took opposite sides in the case but that 4-4 deadlock was often broke up by Scalia. Tie votes will revert back to the lower courts without setting any national precedent.

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